Microsoft and Sony fall out of top 10 smartphone vendors in Q1

26 May, 2015
According to mobile analyst Tomi Ahonen, Samsung was the top vendor in the first quarter, followed by Apple.

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  • Anonymous

Sumit Som, 26 May 2015agree.. sony don't satisfy the customars now a days. eg: xperia ... moreyeah, and you want Sony also to make another "super hot" SD615 device in the market? At least MTK is doing better job than SD615 in the respective range!

  • Anonymous

FreezeGame, 26 May 2015Not to mention that, besides Samsung and LG, every single manufa... moreIn fact, if you look at that site's numbers from a year ago, it actually shows Samsung's market share declining by over 6 percentage points while Apple rising by over 2 percentage points.

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/201­4/06/final-q1-smartphone-market-shares-top-10-br­ands-os-platforms-and-installed-base.html

Anonymous, 26 May 2015You are looking at QoQ numbers. Year over year, most firms are ... moreTrue. I misread the Q4 and Q1 on the chart. Still, at this rate, Samsung's YoY will be up as well. Time will reveal. So far, so good.

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  • hashim

i love sony .smartphones xperia no 1 .no samsung or other

  • jxperience

AnonD-210607, 26 May 2015I have an xbox and 2 laptops running 8.1, but a windows smartpho... moreHaha, Sony will stay for sure but u???

  • Anonymous

FreezeGame, 26 May 2015Not to mention that, besides Samsung and LG, every single manufa... moreYou are looking at QoQ numbers. Year over year, most firms are showing Samsung losing at least 5-6 percentage points of market share. YoY is a better indicator because it captures the same timeframe as the current quarter you are trying to compare.

Not to mention that, besides Samsung and LG, every single manufacturer on the list has lost market share when compared to a year ago. Samsung gained 4.3% market share, while LG is up 0.3%. Even with 61.6 million units sold, Apple is down 2.2% market share.

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  • AnonD-83537

Wait for windows 10... Everyone will forget android.

  • AnonD-210607

I have an xbox and 2 laptops running 8.1, but a windows smartphone? never. sony? it's dead bro.

Anonymous, 26 May 2015Agree.... i don't even care about the top 10 whatsoever.. Sony ... moreIn other words, Sony phones are dull and boring.

  • Sumit Som

agree.. sony don't satisfy the customars now a days. eg: xperia c4.. all specifications are awesome but sony gave Mediatek processer instead of Qualcomm snapdragon. this is a kind of moron.

  • Anonymous

Microsoft and Sony got their own playground for video game console...smartphones? nah...

AnonD-399551, 26 May 2015I have been a regular reader of GSM Arena Site. I never expected... morePlease read properly. 9/10 are ASIAN company, and MOST of them are Chinese. Samsung and LG are Korean which is considered as asian.

  • Mdsr

Sony is rightly out of the list. However, case of Microsoft is surprising and unfortunate. They are offering a totally different mobile platform which although may not be mature enough as yet, but offers an overall good mobile experience. Windows is better than android in some aspects especially in the low segment. But its unfortunate that its finding it hard to position itself in an android-saturated market.

  • AnonD-399551

I have been a regular reader of GSM Arena Site. I never expected such a "Irresponsible" post from this site. Your figures are self contradictory.
i. you said 9/10 top vendors are Chinese. While Samsun and LG are in Top 5 as per your own article.
ii. Where is Xiaomi ??


  • Shamz

Sony is unnderrated, their smartphones are amazing. Being shadowed by Shitsung and Crapple because they own the Market. Will buy Sony forever, even if they make garbage. Just like Samsung/Apple fans

  • CoolKid

Actually, in december 2012 Sony was 3rd in the mobile sales for that quarter and LG wasn't even in top-5 and so were other chinese brands... If they had maintained it, they would've been very good by now... Instead, they didn't learn anything from their mistakes and let others pass them... They've all resources in their hands, still they're failing... They should learn from LG... They've to step out of their ego and make a Nexus device which will help them a lot... Hope they will come back in the game...!!!

  • ajay

Microsoft can't compete with Samsung. Nokia was best for windows devices. Windows phones were rising only the brand name of Nokia. Samsung is not a hit, coz they came with their Omnia series which was flop. The fact is android is hit. So Samsung is really making some money with android. That's why Microsoft can't catch the smartphone market. Both Microsoft is doing the same mistake as BlackBerry did, underestimating androids flexibly. Sony devices are a bit expensive with less features.

  • AnonD-190733

pekpek, 26 May 2015Sony didn't make it to the top ten because of the wrong percepti... moreAs if HTC and iPhones are cheaper;. Get a life.

  • AnonD-367997

Sony and Microsoft are not on the list because they haven's released anything significant for 2015, but they will in due time. Also this is a top vendors list hence is a reflection of shipments not sales.